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Changing the world one cyclist at a time

"The Glorious Future, I just couldn't resist...Susan McLucas is such a delight to meet on screen,"  The ARTery, WBUR

 
 

a film by Laura Longsworth

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About The Glorious Future

LOTS OF PEOPLE TALK ABOUT SAVING THE WORLD. SUSAN McLUCAS IS TRYING HER BEST TO ACTUALLY DO IT.

 

The Glorious Future is a 20-minute documentary about Susan McLucas. A committed activist, Susan spends her life trying to right the wrongs she sees in the world. From Nicaragua to Mali, she has fought for human rights and health, against drone warfare, and to free whistle blowers from jail. This has been her way of life since coming of age during the Vietnam War.

But with the big movements, impact can be hard to see. At times, it can even be discouraging. To make a living, she started working on bicycles and teaching grown-ups to ride. From her own backyard in Somerville, MA she finds her most direct impact might be at home: transforming adults who never learned to ride into cyclists at the Bicycle Riding School.

For more information on Susan's work: 

BicycleRidingSchool.org                 StopExcision.net

Director's Page

 Filmmaker Laura Longsworth

Filmmaker Laura Longsworth

MOST PEOPLE CARE ABOUT SOMETHING...

Laura Longsworth loves making films about people who pursue the things they care about as far as they possibly can, whether that's robbing banks, riding bikes, making sculpture, or halting environmental destruction. Most people care about something, but those who pursue a passion with everything they've got inspire Laura to bring their stories to other people.

 

 

CREDITS

Produced, Directed and Filmed by

Laura Longsworth

 

Edited by

Peter Rhodes

 

Music by

John Kusiak & Kenny Kusiak

 

Consulting Producer

Cathleen O'Connell

 

Additional Camera

Ann S. Kim

 

Sound

Chuck Rosina

Ann S. Kim

 

Post Production by

Modulus Studios

 

Special Thank You

Spencer Luckey

Chuck & Polly Longsworth

 

Thank You

Lucia Longsworth Metz

AJ Farkas

Jennifer Pearce

Rachel Clark

Shelley Reed

Kate Connell & Jon Neuberger

John Doucet

Colleen Dugan

Reynold Dodson

Justin Early

Robert Gregory - Redbones BBQ

Sharon Grimberg & Peter Frumkin

Eric Grunebaum

Ben Judge

Lyn Ketterer

Ann S. Kim

Laurie Kahn

John Kusiak & Laura Barrett

Kevin Kobe

Melissa London & Margo Grossberg

Andrew Kendall

Ben Loeterman

Amy Longsworth

Annie Longsworth

Lizzy Longsworth

Nils Mellquist

Don Metz

Josh, Jessica, & Aidan Ormsby

Karen Ormsby

Jennifer Low Sauer

David Sheldon

Cris Rothfus & Jennifer Miller

Eric Stange & Barbara Costa

Meg Sussman

Matthew Soule

Charlie & Julie Zelle

 

Enormous Thank You

Susan McLucas

Students of the Bicycle Riding School

William Street Co-op & Friends